The heart of Fremantle in the square originally imagined in 1833 by John Septimus Roe and where the wide blue Western Australian skies meet the architecture of a spirited 19th-century gold rush port city, where avenues of Jacaranda trees line the streets and Moreton Bay figs and plane trees create a canopy for an urban room in the heart of the downtown area. This is Walyalup Koort.

Fremantle Town Hall stands tall in the square with a 32-metre clocktower and picturesque roofscape of turrets in the Victorian Free Classical style. Fremantle Visitor Centre in Walyalup Civic Centre is a natural point zero to begin exploring the city. Explore FOMO, pull up a stool for a counter meal and a cold beer at the ‘Fed’, a traditional Australian pub, and browse independent retail stores found in the beautifully restored Manning Buildings that extend over a city block along William Street through to Market and High Streets.

There are no modern skyscrapers in sight in Fremantle’s town square, it’s a place of a human scale where friends gather, city workers emerge and children play.

Walyalup Koort is a five-minute walk from Fremantle Bus and Train Station. Visit the Fremantle Visitor Centre for local information and tips on things to do while you are in Fremantle.